Uber CEO resigns from Trump’s advisory council after users boycott

The ride-hailing company was also under attack for operating its service at John F. Kennedy International Airport York during weekend protests against President Trump�s immigration order.

Uber CEO resigns from Trump’s advisory council after users boycott

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is reportedly planning to step down from US president’s Donald Trump’s economic advisory council after facing criticism from customers and drivers over the new immigration ban.

The ride-hailing company was also under attack for operating its service at John F. Kennedy International Airport York during weekend protests against President Trump’s immigration order.

In an email sent to employees on Thursday, Kalanick said that he had spoken briefly with Trump about his concerns on ban of immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries. The news of Travis Kalanick’s resignation was first reported by the New York Times.


“Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community,” Kalanick wrote.

“I also let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council. Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that,” he added.



Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, which is aimed to offer guidance from a variety of industries on business and economic issues, is consisted of CEOs of BlackRock Inc., Blackstone Group LP, General Motors Co., IBM, Tesla Inc. and Walt Disney Co.

Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, which is aimed to offer guidance from a variety of industries on business and economic issues, is consisted of CEOs of BlackRock Inc., Blackstone Group LP, General Motors Co., IBM, Tesla Inc. and Walt Disney Co.

Meanwhile, reports said more than 200,000 people deleted their Uber accounts after many pledged to #DeleteUber, a hashtag that trended on social media over the weekend after Uber’s non-participation in a work stoppage called by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance against the ban.